Tagged: Environment Aotearoa

New Zealand’s urban freshwater is improving, but a major report reveals huge gaps in our knowledge - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 18, 2019

Troy Baisden, University of Waikato Environment Aotearoa 2019, a major report released today, provides the first snapshot since 2015 of New Zealand’s environment across five “domains” – air, climate, freshwater, land and ocean. This is the first synthesis report produced under environmental reporting legislation that came into effect in 2016. Here, I’ll focus on freshwater … Read More

Part 2: What’s really driving loss of nature in New Zealand? - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Feb 05, 2016

Last week I demonstrated that despite a proud history of conservation and environmental management, New Zealand is still fast losing its natural heritage and, with it, our future prosperity. Addressing that requires some reframing of what conservation is for New Zealand, and recognition that doing more of the same might slow ongoing loss but cannot reverse the … Read More

We need to talk about how we fund conservation - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Oct 23, 2015

Environment Aotearoa 2015 confirmed what many of us already knew: our natural heritage is in serious trouble.[i] Despite decades of law, policy and grass-roots conservation initiatives our biodiversity is rapidly declining because of habitat loss, fragmentation and change; pollution; impacts of invasive species; macro scale changes such as ocean acidification and a host of other negative … Read More